Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to IT

This introductory course is designed to help you to develop a wide range of skills including problem solving, team work, communication and research, to prepare you for the next level of study.

You will develop your understanding of digital communication technologies, website design and spreadsheets while researching a relevant topic and exploring how to develop computer programs.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic
  • Developing digital information using IT
  • Using digital communication technologies
  • Solving technical IT problems
  • Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems
  • Creating a website
  • Creating a computer program

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed using a range of practical assignments, coursework and a portfolio of evidence.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications, just passion and a commitment to your studies.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed your course, you will have the opportunity to advance your skills and knowledge by progressing on to:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Information and Creative Technology

Ref: Bill Newman

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Progression Routes

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience in the computing and IT industry to boost your CV. 

Diverse Range of Skills

You'll learn everything from programming and web design to multimedia application production.

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You'll have access to the latest software to help you get the most out of your course.